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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Fordham University applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Major City Academic Setting: Direct Enroll at a University
Housing: Apartment, Home Stay Foreign Language Competency: Advanced
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Field of Study: Business, Management, Marketing
Program Details:


Barcelona, the capital and most populous city of Catalonia, is a major economic center with one of Europe’s principal Mediterranean ports. With 1.5 million people Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city. It is a multicultural city that adds a unique flavor to Spain and Europe through its distinct history, cultural identity and rich contributions in art and architecture. The official languages of Catalonia are Catalán and Spanish, and the majority of the city’s residents are fluent in both.


The fall semester begins in September and ends in January; the spring semester begins in January and ends in June.  Please reference the IQS School of Management academic calendar for more information.


The IQS School of Management believes in an ethical and comprehensive education that is practical and rigorous at the same time.  The IQS School of Management is accredited by AACSB. The majority of the courses are offered in Spanish and Catalán, and a few courses each semester are offered in English.  Exchange students must take Spanish or Catalán language courses prior to the start of their semester at Universitat Ramon Llull.  Even though it might be possible to only enroll in courses taught in English, you are expected to have the appropriate level of Spanish knowledge to participate in this program.  Please see the application requirements.

The university operates under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The rough equivalent of 5 ECTS credits is 2.5 U.S. credits or approximately a 2:1 ratio. Class attendance at Universitat Ramon Llull IQS is mandatory.  All the courses are composed of a Core Class plus its Learning Units, which are more practical lessons with a smaller group of students to develop one particular part of the subject. To pass the whole course, it’s compulsory to attend the core classes and the learning units.

ISAP Exchange Ramon Llull IQS Management Courses

Please note: Students must be enrolled in the equivalent of 15 - 18 Fordham credit hours.

View Courses Previously Approved for Fordham Credit Transfer


Universitat Ramon Llull does not have student residence halls, so participants in this program will be responsible for finding their own housing in Barcelona. The school cannot guarantee housing for their students, but they will help you learn the best resources for researching long-term housing in local flats.  Please visit the Universitat Ramon Llull website for their housing resources.


You must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to apply, and you must have completed or passed SPAN 1502: Intermediate Spanish II or an equivalent course.

Before completing the IQS School of Management visiting student or exchange application, all Fordham Study Abroad Application requirements must be satisfied, including the Language Evaluation Form. 

Students must be enrolled in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in order to apply to this Exchange Program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 10/04/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 10/04/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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